Police chiefs and PCCs set out a vision for policing in 2025
At their second joint conference, police chiefs and police and crime commissioners launch a vision for policing in 2025 that makes far better use of digital technology, is integrated with other agencies to prevent crime and delivers effective services to provide best value for money for the public.
Policing Vision 2025 sets out the future for policing over the next ten years and will shape decisions about how police forces use their resources to keep people safe.
It has been developed by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) and the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) in consultation with the College of Policing, National Crime Agency, staff associations and other policing and community partners. All chief constables and PCCs have signed up to the Vision.
The five priorities for reform:
Fundamental to the Vision is the need for policing at all levels to be accountable and responsive to the public through PCCs.
National Police Chiefs' Council Chair Sara Thornton said:
"Over the last 12 months, police chiefs and PCCs have worked together to think carefully about the next stage of police reform and the changes that are needed to improve policing for the public. We have focused on five areas of change, which collectively will make us better at fighting crime and protecting people in a cost-effective way. We are now getting to work to make these important changes happen."
Association of Police and Crime Commissioners Chair Vera Baird QC said:
"Police and Crime Commissioners are focused on ensuring that transformational change in policing is delivered, with local policing and accountability to the public very much at the core.
"People want a responsive service that is able to tackle the future challenges and embrace the future opportunities of policing. This Vision sets out how the service needs to use technology to make it easier for the public to interact with the police, how it needs to attract and retain a confident and professional workforce and how much we intend to work with other agencies to ensure that people are kept safe."
The Vision can be found here